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Browns sign third-rounder Leon McFadden

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The Barkevious stands alone.

Entering the day, two of the Browns’ five draft picks had been signed.  Now, two more are under contract.

The team has announced that third-round cornerback Leon McFadden has agreed to terms.  Like all other rookie draft-pick contracts, it’s a four-year deal.

McFadden, who started 45 of 51 games at San Diego State, is expected to compete with Chris Owens for the starting cornerback job across from Joe Haden.

The move leaves linebacker Barkevious Mingo, the sixth overall pick in the draft, as the team’s only unsigned selection.  The Browns are one of several teams in the top 10 insisting on the use of offset language for the player’s guaranteed deal.

UPDATE 6:24 p.m. ET:  A prior version of this article said that McFadden was a second-round pick.  The press release issued by the Browns says that he was a second-round pick.  He was a third-round pick; the team’s second-round pick was used last July on receiver Josh Gordon.

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8 Responses to “Browns sign third-rounder Leon McFadden”
  1. gtorlone says: Jul 19, 2013 6:24 PM

    Whenever I see the name Leon, I immediately YouTube the Leon Budweiser commercials. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, do yourself a favor and look them up.

  2. orivar says: Jul 19, 2013 6:27 PM

    Just need a QB, Receiver, Kicker, TE & WR/PR, Safety and a few other positions and can create an all McFadden fantasy team.

  3. jiveturkeygobbler says: Jul 19, 2013 9:04 PM

    The Browns will be a pleasant surprise this year for long suffering Cleveland fans.

  4. grhopper says: Jul 19, 2013 10:38 PM

    If he won’t sign, trade his rights.

  5. picksix19 says: Jul 19, 2013 11:31 PM

    Congrats Leon, good luck in Cleveland, we’ll miss you here in SD….Aztec 4 Life!!

  6. coachbeck says: Jul 20, 2013 8:00 AM

    Be interesting to see how the browns do. Norv should have the offense at less respectable. Could push Pitt for 3rd if the steelers have their usual injuries and are without Ben for the usual 2-3 games

  7. ytownjoe says: Jul 20, 2013 11:29 AM

    New Browns management cleaned house and hired a new press agent. Looks like the new guy will fit right in.

  8. bigzant82 says: Jul 20, 2013 12:00 PM

    i still rather have Honey Badger i was there whwn we picked him and passed on him hope McFadden is decent

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